Want to build a website with the most popular Content Management System? - Obviously Joomla!
Want to implement the most used Learning Management System? - Clearly Moodle
Wish you could integrate them together providing your guests with content from both systems, at the same time, through one interface?
Now you can!
Joomdle is a Joomla Extension – component, plugins and modules that integrates the world's most popular Content Management System (CMS) with the world's most popular Learning Management System (LMS). Imagine that, Joomla and Moodle working together. That I have to see !!
There are numerous features that Joomdle provides website users and administrators that go beyond what each of Joomla and Moodle provides. The key benefits include:
Single Sign-On: Joomdle offers the ability to allow Single Sign On (SSO) between Joomla and Moodle. Whether you want your users / students to login from Joomla or Moodle, Joomdle will work out the rest. In fact, you can even use your favourite log-on modules such as those provided with Jomsocial, Community Builder or Virtuemart.
System Health Check: At the heart of Joomdle is a number of arteries and nerves that send messages back to the Joomdle brain when something doesn't quite feel right. Once alerted Joomdle checks for the mandatory requirements to keep it alive and ticking. Naturally Joomdle is not able to fix all the problems itself due to your systems security settings and preferred working environment. So Joomdle does the next best thing, it tells you when your system is feeling ill and/or not up to the system requirements and tells you have to fix the problem. Don't you wish your doctor could do the same for you!
Centralised User Profiles: Joomdle allows for the centralisation of user profiles ensuring consistency of user details between Joomla and Moodle and their associated extensions. As Joomla 1.5x supports only a single field for the user name (i.e. combined first name and last name into one field), Joomdle integrates with a number of third party extensions to provide multi-field user profile data. This gives Joomla administrators the option of having consistent user data across both platforms.
Selling Courses Online: With the support for 3rd party integration Joomdle has the flexibility of integrating with your favourite e-Commerce platforms including Virtuemart, Tienda and Moodles own Paypal blocks. So sit back and see the dollars roll in.
Parent Features: Do you provide online courses for children? Joomdle provides the ability for parents to purchases courses for their children and enroll both the child and parent automatically in the course using Moodle's parents features.
3rd Party Integration: Joomdle has been successfully integrated with a number of leading third party extensions including: the Social Networking software JomSocial & Community Builder; e-commerce tools such as Virtuemart and Tienda; JoomlaXi's JSPT providing Jomsocial and Joomdle users with the ability to define multiple user profiles; Xmap for sitemaps and Google searching; and of course Moodle itself. Also, Joomdle allows site owners to take advantage of the Moodle's Paypal tools for selling courses to Joomla users.
About Joomla and Open Source Matters
"Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone."
"The Joomla Project is governed by the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors of Open Source Matters, Inc., a not-for-profit created to provide organization, legal, and financial support to the Joomla project. Together, these two groups nurture all critical aspects of the Joomla Project to ensure its continued existence, relevance, and integrity.
Open Source Matters provides the necessary foundation for the Joomla Project to receive donations, develop partnerships, retain copyrights and trademarks, and protect the individual contributors from unnecessary legal exposure."
"Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System, also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students." "It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education."
"Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU Public License). Basically this means Moodle is copyrighted, but that you have additional freedoms. You are allowed to copy, use and modify Moodle provided that you agree to: provide the source to others; not modify or remove the original license and copyrights, and apply this same license to any derivative work. Read the license for full details and please contact the copyright holder directly if you have any questions."